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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in Michigan

13 Colleges
$37,845 Avg Salary
$19,530 Avg Student Debt

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In 2018-2019, 732 degrees and certificates were awarded to information technology students who went to a Michigan college or university. This makes it the #41 most popular major in the state.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

The Best Information Technology Schools in Michigan ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 13 schools in Michigan to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in Michigan

The following schools top our list of the Best Information Technology Colleges.

Top 10 Best Information Technology Schools

#1

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Our analysis found Michigan State University to be the best school for information technology students who want to pursue a degree in Michigan. Located in the small city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public school with a very large student population.

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Out of the 13 schools in Michigan that were part of this year’s ranking, Michigan Technological University landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the town of Houghton, Michigan Tech is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

After completing their degree, IT graduates from Michigan Tech carry an average student debtload of $27,500. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $285, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The excellent programs at University of Michigan - Dearborn helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in Michigan. UM Dearborn is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Dearborn.

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#4

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Oakland University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools in Michigan list. Oakland is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Rochester Hills.

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#5

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Ferris State University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Information Technology Schools in Michigan list. Located in the distant town of Big Rapids, Ferris is a public school with a fairly large student population.

On average, IT graduates from Ferris take out $22,700 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $236.

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Eastern Michigan University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information technology students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Ypsilanti, Eastern Michigan is a public school with a large student population.

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Western Michigan University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools in Michigan list. WMU is a very large public school located in the city of Kalamazoo.

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Career Quest Learning Centers-Lansing did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information technology students. It came in at #8 on the list. Career Quest is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Lansing.

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#9

Baker College

Flint, MI

Baker College landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best information technology programs. Baker College is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Flint.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at Baker College take out is $27,760. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $288.

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Lansing Community College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Schools in Michigan ranking. Located in the midsize city of Lansing, LCC is a public school with a large student population.

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Best Information Technology Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Ohio 746
Illinois 978
Indiana 543
Wisconsin 804

Information Technology is one of 10 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to IT

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 76,482
Computer Science 47,906
Information Science 17,779
Computer Systems Networking 14,055
Computer Software & Applications 12,793

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 13 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Craig Dennis.

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